Dried Lavender Flowers
Known as the "Queen of the Scented Garden", Lavender
is highly valued for cutting, drying and essential oils. The Romans used lavenders
to wash. The name lavender
is, in fact, derived from the Latin word "lavare" which means "to wash". Lavender
was frequently used in baths to help purify the body and spirit
gets its name from its beginnings in the England's lavender
oil industry in the 1700s. English Lavender
is now the most popular garden lavender
in North America and it is also referred to as "true" lavender
have been extensively used in herbalism for their medicinal properties and for their yield of lavender oil
, a highly effective essential oil with very sweet overtones. Lavender
is also prized in beauty products for its light floral scent and it is commonly used it in cosmetics, perfumes, salves, soaps, shampoos, and sachets for scenting clothes.
is considered by many to be a natural remedy for a range of ailments, from insomnia and anxiety to depression. Recent studies validate years of anecdotal evidence showing that lavender flowers
produce calming, soothing, and sedative effects.
Not only is Lavender
enjoyable in in alternative medicine and beauty products, but it is also a uniquely delightful herb to cook with. Lavender
is part of the mint family of herbs and is similar to thyme, rosemary and sage. Lavender
can be combined with many different herbs in the kitchen for a delicious change of pace. This herb lends a floral, yet slightly sweet and elegant flavor to most dishes.
can also be blended into teas for a calming, soothing blend.
As with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.
English Lavender Seeds